You and I were born for such a time as this; I am thankful we are in this together!
It is an honor to be on this journey you all! (You know who you are). We are so close to that moment of glory that we are all waiting for. We didn’t expect it to go this way, but we also knew it wasn’t going to be easy. What the Lord has allowed, He did in a way that for whatever reason we would be going through it together. How amazing is that! We are therefore Brothers and Sisters in Christ together as we persevere this last stretch! We look at our once familiar surroundings, and they suddenly fade into obscurity. We sit down with loved ones in the lives we share with them, but for many of us, the depth of that experience ends at only what is familiar to them. What is familiar to us has all but vanished, and what is left is a ghost of a past we can only reflect on through nostalgia and sometimes tears. Now, we traverse the unknown in this Spiritual Journey, but we are not alone. With the Good Shepherd leading us together, we will follow Him wherever He goes, and there you are next to me. What a blessing it is God paved this way for us to walk with Him though. No weapon formed against us shall prosper in this time even though the trying days attempt to convince us otherwise.
11 "I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep."
The Good Shepherd is there for us, nourishing our souls in a way we never had imagined. He protects us in the sheepfold as the enemy’s fiery arrows fly around us, and He sets a banqueting table before us amid the chaos and calamity that now formulates our everyday experience in a quickly dissolving present. He reveals in us that in Christ, God shows us the Way, the Truth of God, and fulfills the Life we were meant to have. In all this, His light cuts through the darkness and shines on the world by the Testimony we carry in a time a of universal deceit. God speaks through the unconditional love and peace that only Jesus offers which are Witnesses to. This is how God speaks, through Jesus, and in that we are truly found, and known by Him. We know His name, and He knows ours. In this glorious revelation, God’s Word come to life like never before. Jesus is and always will be the Word by God, and He we testify to this as His sheep who hear His voice!
Happy New Year!
May the Lord Bless you and Keep you in His hands in 2023 and beyond!
Blessings to you,
The TSBC Team